URN’s Splendour Festival Preview 2016

12th July 2016


Splendour Festival is never short of big names. The Specials, Scouting For Girls, The Scissor Sisters and Blondie have all graced a Splendour stage in the past. This year is just as good. Splendour prides itself on being a Family Festival, and as such there are artists for all ages. It seems for every good current artist they’ve booked, they’ve booked just as big a retro artist. From Jess Glynne to The Human League, from Jamie Lawson to UB40.

The Festival is on the 23rd of July and you can still buy tickets here: http://www.splendourfestival.com/tickets/
In the meantime, here’s a breakdown of some of the artists we’re most looking forward to seeing:


Jess Glynne

If you’re looking for an artist to guarantee an amazing performance with heaps of energy and crowd pleasing tunes- Jess Glynne is the artist you must not miss. Glynne’s vocals are noticeably influenced by other strong, iconic female artists such as Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé and the late Amy Winehouse. Jess’ tracks instantly make you happy and emulate that festival vibe everyone will be seeking at Splendour this month.

Here’s our interview with Jess from last year:


The Human League

I have a friend who is adamant that Don’t You Want Me Baby should replace God Save The Queen as the National Anthem. I’d probably get on board with that as well. Although the synthwave stylings of The Human League will draw huge crowds, most will be waiting impatiently for their biggest hit. If they don’t play it, expect riots.



They’ve sold over 70 million records. They are The Kings of Covers. They’ve been going steadily since the 70s and are experts in adding a flair of reggae to classic songs. You’re not going to catch many people moshing to these guys, but expect a huge crowd of slow-head-bobbers chilling out to these guys.


Eyre Llew

Eyre Llew are one of the newest and most exciting Nottingham bands around. Certain to fascinate and mesmerise, their unique blend of atmospheric ambience and rock is captivating. Founded just two years ago, they keep releasing better and better material. This band will be big, so be sure to see them now so you can tell your friends you liked them before it was cool.

Here’s our interview with Eyre Llew from last May: https://audioboom.com/boos/4622870-urn-s-big-interview-with-eyre-llew


The Fratellis

10 years since the release of their debut album Costello Music (you know, the one with Chelsea Dagger on it), The Fratellis play the Main Stage at Splendour Festival. They’ve been on tour pretty much non-stop since the release of their latest album, Eyes Wide Tongue Tied, and never fail to stir a crowd. They strike the balance between old classics and new stuff, something a lot of bands struggle with. Keep an eye out for your kids when Chelsea Dagger comes on; it’ll be mayhem!


Ady Suileman

Ady is another Nottingham-based up-and-comer. He mixes R&B with Reggae vibes but you really wouldn’t be confident confining him to any genre: he could throw anything at you.

Here’s our interview with Ady from last May: https://audioboom.com/boos/4810409-urn-talks-to-ady-suileman


The Darkness

Do you believe in a thing called love?


These Your Children

This soulful acoustic duo promise a really chilled out set. Friends from birth, their chemistry is clear to see on the stage. Fresh from the release of their first EP, they come highly recommended by URN.

Here’s our interview with These Your Children from earlier this year: https://audioboom.com/boos/4810429-urn-talks-to-these-your-children?t=0